SA Water has announced a $3.5 million water supply upgrade for Coffin Bay.
The 18 kilometre pipeline connects Coffin Bay to the Eyre Peninsula water supply network. SA Water chose the pipeline as the preferred option to increase Coffin Bay’s water capacity after also considering the expansion of the Coffin Bay borefield.
The pipeline option will increase the security and flexibility of Coffin Bay’s water supply by allowing the Eyre Peninsula’s Summit Storage Tanks to gravity-feed the town.
SA Water’s General Manager Commercial Business & Development Mark Gobbie says the pipeline will provide for future Coffin Bay population growth.
“The new pipeline assists in dealing with the increased water demands in the Coffin Bay area,” Mark says.
“It is projected the pipeline will deliver Coffin Bay additional capacity for approximately 30 years of growth. SA Water is now working with the local landowners whose properties lie on the pipeline route.”
Pending necessary native vegetation and cultural heritage approvals, construction is anticipated to commence mid 2014 and will be completed within the 2014/2015 financial year.